In times of need, many people in the area turn to the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida to feed their families.
It is a call to action for many in Boca Grande, and this season the Spring Food Drive is a great way to give.
LIZA STROUT - Boca Grande Fishing Guides Association president Cappy Joiner has a simple message: Do something about irresponsible fishing in the Boca Grande Pass or face the same fishery collapse as Port Aransas, Texas.
The Wildlife Center of Venice will present Harm de Blij on Tuesday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. in the Boca Grande Community Center Auditorium. He will discuss “Wealth, War, and Women: The Geography of (Mis)Fortune.” Tickets are $25 and are available at The Loose Caboose. Proceeds from the event go to the Wildlife Center, Call 964-0097 for information.
Local churches will be hosting Easter services next week, including the traditional “Way of the Cross” Walk.
Artist Brendan Coudal needs help naming his newest painting. The image will be used on the Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce's marketing materials to celebrate their 2012 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament.
Email your suggestions to Brendan directly at email@example.com; include your full name, suggested title(s), and your contact information. The deadline is April 30th.
The winner will receive the first print of the 500 limited edition posters, and a 'mystery' gift bag from the Chamber of Commerce.
The poster, as well as Coudal’s previous year's posters, are available for purchase through the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce.
The final History Bytes presentation of this season was held Wednesday, March 28 at the Johann Fust Community Library. Mary Knight Vickers, librarian for Johann Fust, and Steve Godwin were present to share the tale of their family history from the time they arrived in the Colonies in the 1600s through to the present day.
Sam Posey, Formula One driver, got his start driving about as far from a track as you can get.
“When I was about four years old, my family owned a farm in Sharon, Connecticut,” the seasonal Boca Grande resident said. “There were old cars and tractors around, and one day my mom put me up in the seat of the tractor in front of her.”
It was the start of a love affair with driving. From the speed of Formula One to the grit of endurance racing, Sam has driven the gamut.
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